Wonder why? Consult almanac

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist You can catch a bird by salting its tail but if you salt your wife’s hairdo you’re liable to catch a backhand across the chops. I know, I tried it this week but managed to avoid her right hook. We’ve both become a bit near-sighted in our middle years and […]

Meals made simple

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Government waste reaches new lows with TSA contraband

Most Americans recognize that wastefulness is pervasive in the federal government. By now, revelations that once generated disbelief and anger garner a defeatist shrug. But some cases still can make us shake our heads in dismay. Have you ever wondered where all the stuff goes that Transportation Security Administration personnel confiscate at airports, while they’re […]

People need encouragement

Joan Clayton: PNT religion columist It’s been said, “If you can’t get along with people, move to an isolated island.” What an empty, miserable, selfish life that would be. I’m so glad God made you and me. You and I are unique, a custom-made person by a great God. Think of it … we came […]

Annual Peanut Valley Festival kicks off

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By Karl Terry Huge crowds took the opportunity to get a head start on their Christmas shopping Saturday at the 32nd annual Peanut Valley Festival in Portales. “We’ve bought lots of things: dolls, jewelry, I got a flu shot,” said Sylvia Shot, of Clovis. “We don’t (ever) miss it, we really enjoy it.” The festival, […]

Jan. 5 Obituaries

Mary Norris, 57 Mary Louise Norris, 57, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Timpanogos Hospital in Orem, Utah. She was born Sept. 28, 1947 to Lyle and Jean Norris in Las Vegas. She graduated from high school at Johnson Air Base in Japan, and was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. She […]

Officials discuss water supplies

By Darrell Todd Maurina Responding to drought conditions that have reached emergency levels in some parts of New Mexico, an interim committee of the State Legislature is holding two days of meetings in Clovis to discuss water supply concerns. Tuesday’s first session of the Water and Natural Resources Committee met at Clovis Community College and […]

A man is worth his salt if he works hard

Joan Clayton God’s blood covenant is chief of his wonderful provision for man, but this column is about another covenant our wonderful God provides. My grandfather used to say, “A man is worth his salt if he works hard.” I thought about the meaning of that statement every time I picked up the salt shaker. […]

We should take a cue from NASA

By Jim Lee Last week I got into the water issue and how we need new ideas to go along with the ideas already on the table. I suggested brainstorming, coming up with as many concepts as possible without thinking about whether they’re good or bad, smart or dumb. Of course a lot of ridiculous, […]

Obits 1-8

Walter Anthony “Tony” Thomasson Jr., 48 Walter Anthony “Tony” Thomasson Jr., 48, of Salt Lake City died Dec. 30, 2003, at his home. He was born on Aug. 4, 1955, in San Angelo, Texas, to Walter Anthony and Pearl Thomasson. He and his family moved to Aztec where he graduated from Aztec High School in […]

Obits 9/14

Donald Gibbs, 65 Mr. Donald Ray Gibbs, 65, of Clovis, a brand inspector, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 1938, in Littlefield, Texas, to Alvis Craven and Ora Bell Estill Gibbs. He married Jackie Shelton on Nov. 15, 1957. Family members said he loved his family and the […]